This workshop will outline the issues involved in Specific Learning Disability evaluation and present a comprehensive, research-based method for determination based on a Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses (PSW) approach and supported by Cross-Battery Assessment (XBA) methods, principles, and X-BASS software that assists with interpretation and diagnosis. Participants will be given instruction in a step-by-step manner covering the foundations of CHC theory, the basic psychometric rules that govern construction of composites that adequately represent desired theoretical constructs, guidelines for integration, analysis, and interpretation of test scores, and instruction on the use of XBA software in conducting evaluations that meet legal requirements for a processing strengths and weaknesses approach. In addition, guided case study examples will be presented to further illustrate application of XBA and use of the software tools in evaluation of learning disability, including use of the PSW model for SLD identification. In this way, participants will learn how to apply XBA methods facilitated by X-BASS software in evaluation of specific learning disability. The knowledge and skills gained will be useful to practitioners at all levels and provides a solid base for engaging in evaluation of SLD via a PSW model that constitutes defensible and current best practices. October 2017 Workshop.pdf
Payment or Purchase Order must accompany registration. Payments for Purchase Orders must be received by the day of the conference. Registration closes October 16th. If you need to cancel, you must submit written notification to MASP at least 10 days in advance for a full refund. Cancellations with less than 10 days notice will receive a refund less the cost of food (typically $50) and a $25 processing fee. Please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join MASP for a cocktail celebration to honor our 2017 Maine School Psychologist of the Year. This will begin immediately after the Fall Conference. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Cash Bar. Please register so we can plan accordingly.
‘Cognitive load’ is a term used by school psychologists to refer to the amount of load or stress placed on the working memory system during instruction. What is the relationship between cognitive load and working memory? Our working memory has a limited capacity for taking in information. Practitioners will learn how to avoid overloading working memory with information that is non-essential to the task, thereby improving retention. Cognitive Load Theory posits that people have a finite amount of information that can be retained at one time and by structuring information appropriately we can help students retain information more efficiently. Click here for the November 2017 Workshop.pdf
After the workshop, stay for lunch and the annual meeting to learn about all of the happenings with MASP!
Payment or Purchase Order must accompany registration. Payments for Purchase Orders must be received by the day of the conference. Registrations are due November 8th. Registration closes November 13th. If you need to cancel, you must submit written notification to MASP at least 10 days in advance for a full refund. Cancellations with less than 10 days notice will receive a refund less the cost of food (typically $50) and a $25 processing fee. Please email your request to email@example.com.
Dr. Samuel Ortiz returns to Maine to present to MASP in April.
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